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Posted by: Superb Crew on January 9, 2020


Novarc is providing a solution for traditional industries to automate more affordably. A global leader in the construction industry is implementing three Spool Welding Robots to work collaboratively with their welders to achieve enhanced weld quality and increased safety. Below is our recent interview with Soroush Karimzadeh, CEO and Co-Founder of Novarc Technologies:

Q: Can you tell us something more about the company and what you do?

A: Novarc Technologies has created a collaborative welding robot designed to work alongside a human operator. Novarc’s Spool Welding Robot is the first of its kind in pipe welding applications and significantly improves productivity on the shop floor, and reduces costs of the pipe shop.

Novarc’s welding robot is essentially changing the face of welding by helping human welders to weld better and faster and providing a solution for traditional industries to automate more affordably.

Q: What are the advantages of the Spool Welding Robot?

A: Officially launched at FABTECH in 2017, Novarc’s SWR has built a reputation for its unique form factor and advanced features for pipe welding not unlike a human’s precision and dexterity, with an operator-friendly user interface, adaptive control systems for accurate torch control, and machine learning algorithms to detect features.

Q: Your Spool Welding Robot was recently installed at one of the largest shipyards in Canada; could you tell us something more?

A: Seaspan, Canada’s leading shipbuilder, recently installed Novarc’s SWR to help complete the Ballast Water Treatment System at their Vancouver Drydock. While the work itself was a new type of refit project for Seaspan’s Vancouver Drydock, according to Seaspan, the technology used in the installation process was an even more exciting and innovative first for the yard. The Ballast Water Treatment system was installed with the assistance of Novarc’s SWR, using advanced control techniques. Our cutting edge, robotic systems will soon be used across Seaspan’s shipyards in the Lower Mainland and Vancouver Island, allowing the company’s pipe welding to be done dramatically more effectively, and efficiently. Read More…